Million Dollar Milestone
Serving Students & Teacher During the Pandemic
The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County‘s signature program, Red Apple Supplies has reached a ‘Million Dollar Milestone’ this academic school year, distributing $1,000,000 in FREE school supplies and classroom resources to 63 Title 1 district-operated schools in Palm Beach County.
On Friday, April 30th, Ms. Marcia Andrews, The School District of Palm Beach County School Board Member, District 6, joined the Education Foundation team and Board of Director, Jim Moore from UnitedHealthcare, to deliver pallets of hand sanitizer and masks to four area schools in Royal Palm Beach and the Glades Region. The delivery is the result of a generous donation from our partners at Kids in Need Foundation and Buddha’s Light International Association.
Thank You to all our Red Apple Supplies donors who made the investment of time, talent & treasure to provide hope to our students and support to our teachers during a historic time in education.
Foundation Board Member Sophia Nelson:
Honoring Her Friend…Serving the Community
“I am happy to be a board member and I will continue to do this work in honor of my dear friend and colleague Ed Tancer. Large shoes to fill but the work must continue.”
Sophia A. Nelson is the President & CEO at S.A Nelson & Associates and a active member of the Board of Directors since 2018. Her community commitment is commendable and her energy helps her shine as The Difference Maker.
Digital Inclusion – Access for All
Connecting a Community with First WiFi Mesh Network
The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and the entire School District of Palm Beach County‘s Digital Inclusion team is excited to announce the first WiFi mesh network is live and operational in Lake Worth Beach, FL. This small test area is being used as a pilot to ensure the WiFi extenders connect to the mesh network properly in students’ residences. The Educational Technology team is working closely with several schools’ WiFi Warriors to review the WiFi extender distribution process and conduct follow-up surveys with each family to obtain feedback and improve the deployment process as they look forward to distributing WiFi extenders on a larger scale. Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Education Foundation has raised nearly $1 million dollars in support of this important initiative helping bridge the digital divide for students and families.
The goal of the Digital Inclusion Initiative is to grant all students, regardless of zip code, access to reliable internet access in their homes.
We want to Hear from YOU!
Your opinion matters to us.
You are a valued member of our community. The purpose of this survey is to help the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County strive for opportunities to support students and teachers as the world around us, including education, continues to change.
Results from this survey will help guide the Education Foundation’s Board of Directors & staff to identify priorities that build on student achievement. Survey responses will remain confidential.
Thank you for your valuable time, honest feedback and thoughtful suggestions.
APRIL 15 – JUNE 15, 2021
Students learn to read by third grade.
Thereafter, they read to learn.
Two Men & A Truck, West Palm Beach, is hosting a Book Drive as part of the company’s annual “Movers for Moms” initiative. If you are spring cleaning or consider moving, you are invited to donate new or slightly used PreK-5th grade level books to help provide reading materials to students in Palm Beach County schools. Each franchise is independently owned and operated. Donations can be dropped off through Keller Williams.
The Education Foundation is proud to partner with Two Men & A Truck to support the School District of Palm Beach County’s literacy initiatives.
Amplifying Digital Inclusion with Verizon
The School District of Palm Beach County’s students and teachers are benefiting from a partnership with Verizon this year, one that seeks to bridge the digital divide. Through an investment and grant contribution made to the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, teachers and students in 63 Title 1 schools will have access to the Foundation’s Red Apple Supplies Store’s first ever Digital Inclusion Section. This innovative section within Red Apple Supplies is “Powered by Verizon”. The shelves are stocked with headphones, earbuds, webcams, virtual reality goggles and other items to bridge the digital divide and support digital inclusion, thanks to Verizon. Hear how the teachers reacted to this new section.
Drive around Palm Beach County and admire the skyline of office buildings that make up much of the county’s corporate scenery. Finding just the right location to do business is essential and NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc. helps their clients do just that.
This global company is deeply committed to public education and is one of the Education Foundation’s long-serving Champions of Education and community partners who embrace the vision of hope and opportunity for today’s students as they aspire to become tomorrow’s leading workforce.